Bogotá, Colombia, Aug 15, 2016 / 13:13 pm
The Colombian Conference of Catholic Bishops welcomed the government's announcement that it will not promote or implement gender ideology in the nation's schools, after massive marches of protest last week.
In a statement released Friday, August 12, the bishops thanked President Juan Manuel Santos for his invitation to dialogue and said that they "received with satisfaction the announcement of the National Government and the Department of Education that they will not promote or implement gender ideology in the country."
A meeting with the president and three bishops, which included Cardinal Rubén Salazar Gómez, took place August 11, after which the president made a public statement on the issue.
Additionally, the Department of Education published a statement in which they stated that neither they nor the National Government would advocate or put into practice gender ideology teachings.